Region 12 -Big Mac and Beyond
Region 12 -Big Mac and Beyond
Michigan Life's Region 12 Mackinac Bridge and Beyond Area including Chippewa County, Luce County, and Mackinaw County Michigan
JULY 4 @ 9:00 AM
This annual event held on the 4th of July! Professional stone skippers will bring their best skipping skills and compete for the much coveted trophy! There will also be a Gerplunking Division (age 5 & under), a Pebbles Division (ages 6-12), and an Open Division (age 13 & up).
Saturday Feb 4, 2023
Come join us for the Annual International I-500 Snowmobile Race and experience all the thrills of NASCAR on a one-mile oval ice track. The I-500 is the biggest event in the Upper Peninsula and in the entire snowmobile-racing world. When drivers accelerate to speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour on the straightaways, your heart will race.
JANUARY 7TH & 8TH, 2023
(TCSDR) was founded in 1999, operated by volunteers to promote, conduct and support mid-distance sled dog racing in the Midwestern United States and Canada. The race attracts mushers from all over the United States, as well as Canada, South Africa and New Zealand.
2023 Dates: TBA
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting downtown on Main Street kicks off the 3-day Christmas Bazaar and ushers in the winter season on Mackinac Island. Gather at 5:30 p.m. across from the Star Line Dock #1 for caroling and good cheer.
Nature's Kennel Sled Dog Adventures winter adventures are suitable for children and adults of all ages and experience. Children must be 10 years old to drive their own dog team, but may be any age to ride in the sled. All passengers ride in a sled with an experienced guide.
The annual event Light Up The Soo is not just for kids the entire family will enjoy this holiday tradition. To View the Soo Visit the Tower of History this holiday season and experience the lights of Sault Ste. Marie from 210 feet in the air.
Island House Hotel Mackinac Island provides cozy historic charm, gorgeous waterfront views, and the ideal location to downtown. This family-operated estate is a Historic Hotels of America award winner, honored state landmark, and the only hotel located within the Mackinac Island State Park boundaries.
The Driftwood restaurant dining room and sports bar to have a more relaxing atmosphere whether your stay is just for dinner, or for the weekend.
A brief and informal Memorial Day observance to pay tribute to the soldiers who served at Fort Mackinac. Soldiers will assemble at 8:30 a.m. at the Fort Mackinac Avenue of Flags, march to the Post Cemetery, perform a short ceremony and salute, and return to the fort.
Originally constructed in the 1940s (with construction interrupted by World War II), the bridge itself is 147 feet above the Cut River, and a generous stairway with 230-plus steps provides access to several trails along the river and to the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Caddywampuson is the place to shop for eco-friendly gifts, hip home décor, paper goods, cool baby shower gifts and very funny books. Stretch those brain cells with our puzzles and games; re live your childhoods with our retro toys and enjoy all the products for fun in the kitchen and at the office.
Located on the waterfront overlooking the Straits of Mackinac just past the busy downtown area, Small Point offers a beautiful and quiet setting. Nestled beneath Mission Point and just a short walk from Arch Rock, this seven-room inn has low rates, continental breakfast, bike rentals, and friendly service.
Sailing into our 62nd season, Famous Soo Locks Boat Tours offers a variety of cruises aboard our iconic yellow and blue tour boats. Make your visit to the U.P. memorable with a 90-minute tour through the Soo Locks, the world’s largest parallel locking system that resolves the 21-foot variance between Lake Huron and Lake Superior.
June 9 - 18, 2023
The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration held each June. Festivities include the coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen, Lilac Festival 10K, horse-drawn carriage tours, numerous concerts, walking tours, Mackinac Island Dog and Pony Show, the Lilac Festival Grand Parade and so much more!
“We say life here is about drinking in the atmosphere; of looking up at the sky to see that night sky with the stars and the beauty, or to walk a trail and to think of those a thousand years earlier who walked it before you.
Home to the Soo Locks that connects Lake Superior to the other Great Lakes. Boat or train tours give you a close-up and personal look at this engineering wonder. Experience the history of Maritime shipping Shipwreck Museum or aboard the ship S.S. Valley Camp. Experience Vegas gaming or the falls & forests, golf or fish.
Paradise, Michigan was founded in 1925 and is situated on the western shores of Lake Superior’s Whitefish Bay just north of the Tahquamenon River mouth. After a major fire stormed the Whitefish Point area in 1922, blueberries moved in and became a staple for locals and visitors alike.
The Tahquamenon Falls State Park has many year-round events to check out that all ages will enjoy: Hike Between Da Falls, bird watching, interpretive programs, and their seasonal boat rental, just to name a few. Nature lovers will enjoy the Seney Wildlife Refuge. They hold many special events that are both educational and exciting.
Welcome to Newberry, Michigan the "Official Moose Capital of the Michigan". Newberry offers a wide variety of attractions, lodging, restaurants, business opportunities, along with incredible year-round activities and events.
St. Ignace is the “Homeport to the Upper Peninsula”, where the great waters of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan meet. Enjoy an area filled with green forests, blue waters, sand dunes and incredible places of discovery.
Curtis Michigan in Mackinac County is located in the center of the Upper Peninsula's largest lake complex, which consists of: North Manistique Lake (also known as Round Lake), Big Manistique Lake, South Manistique Lake, Milakokia Lake, Lake Ann Louise, and Millecoquins Lake.